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Nick Halter
Dec 2, 2022 - News

Metro Transit's D Line starts service

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Photo courtesy of Metro Transit

The new and faster D Line bus service connecting Mall of America to Brooklyn Center begins Saturday.

Details: The 18-mile, $75 million line runs up Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis, through downtown and onto Fremont Avenue in North Minneapolis.

Torey Van Oot
Nov 30, 2022 - News

Minnesota's largest school district steps up superintendent search

Illustration of a pattern of apples and stacks of textbooks.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Minnesota's largest school district is getting closer to naming a new leader.

Driving the news: The Anoka-Hennepin School Board is interviewing two of five superintendent candidates at a special meeting Wednesday. Three candidates were interviewed Tuesday night.

Torey Van Oot
Nov 29, 2022 - News

Stillwater eyes paid parking spots on Main Street

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Photo: Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Stillwater is weighing whether to start charging for parking along the border city's busy Main Street, The Pioneer Press reports.

State of play: About 75% of the roughly 2,000 parking spots in downtown Stillwater are free, City Council Member David Junker told The Pioneer Press.

Torey Van Oot
Nov 23, 2022 - News

New publication looks to boost coverage in Minnesota's Iron Range

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Expect a slow flow of content to start. Screenshot via Iron Range Today.

A new independent news outlet covering the Iron Range debuted this month.

The big picture: Iron Range Today, launched by veteran reporters Jerry Burnes and Leah Ryan, joins a growing number of digital publications seeking to fill a void created by cutbacks in local news.

Longtime Minnesota State Fair CEO Jerry Hammer to retire

Minnesota State Fair CEO Jerry Hammer

Jerry Hammer has worked for the Minnesota State Fair since the 1970s. Photos: State Fair/AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.

Longtime Minnesota State Fair CEO Jerry Hammer will retire next spring after more than 50 years working for the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Why it matters: Hammer has been at the helm of the organization for more than two decades, overseeing massive growth and transformation at one of the biggest state fairs in the U.S.

Nick Halter
Nov 21, 2022 - News

Thanksgiving travel: Busy week expected at MSP Airport

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

It's going to be a busy week at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The big picture: Officials expect passenger volumes over the Thanksgiving travel period to equal or surpass last year.

Torey Van Oot
Nov 18, 2022 - News

Minnesota nurses threaten another strike

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Photo: John Autey / MediaNews Group / St. Paul Pioneer Press via Getty Images

Thousands of Twin Cities nurses are moving toward a second strike amid an ongoing contract dispute with hospitals.

Driving the news: The Minnesota Nurses Association announced Thursday that members will hold a strike authorization vote on Nov. 30.

Nick Halter
Nov 17, 2022 - News

"Grumpy Old Men" wins best Minnesota movie

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Graphic: Axios Visuals

In a nail biter, "Grumpy Old Men" edged out "Fargo" 53-47 in the final round of our best Minnesota-made movie bracket.

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